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Girl Name: Lynette

Name: Lynette
Pronunciation: \l(y)-nette, lyn(et)-te\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: nymph; idol
Origin: Welsh
Related Names: Eiluned, Lanetta
Sounds Like: Lunette, Lonette, Lenette
Variant forms: Lanette, Linett, Linette, Linnet, Lynelle, Lynessa, Lynett, Lynetta, Lynnet, Lynnette
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 435


Lynette \l(y)-nette, lyn(et)-te\ as a girl's name is pronounced le-NET. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Lynette is "nymph; idol". French variant of an ancient Welsh given name, Eluned. Its first use was by 19th-century British poet Tennyson, for a character in "The Idylls of the King". The name looks similar to Lynn. In the Arthurian tales, Lynette accompanied Sir Gareth on a knightly quest.

Lynette has 10 variant forms: Lanette, Linett, Linette, Linnet, Lynelle, Lynessa, Lynett, Lynetta, Lynnet and Lynnette.

For more information, see also related names Eiluned and Lanetta.

Baby names that sound like Lynette are Lunette, Lonette and Lenette.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Lynette.


Lynette is a very popular first name for women (#435 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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